21 Mar From Simple, To Simply Divine
Maddalena has long held the belief that you can never go wrong with a Cabernet Sauvignon at a gathering. Not only is it America’s most popular red wine due to its approachability and ease of pairing, but it is also renowned throughout the globe for its high acidity and bold flavors. The bright notes of ripe plum, raspberry and spicy black cherry are offset by notes of warm vanilla, caramel and oak spice in Maddalena’s Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine teases out delicious subtle flavors from food that might go undetected without it and is an easy way to elevate an otherwise simple meal. Whether it be an intimate meal for two, lunch with friends, or an evening party, Maddalena makes sure you will delight and surprise your guests with a pairing they’ll find both charming and unforgettable.
Cabernet Sauvignon is commonly paired with red meat. This is because the wine complements and adds complexity to juicy and smoky red meat flavors. At your next cocktail party, dazzle your guests with a spin on the classic by offering blue cheese burger sliders with caramelized onions. The intense blue cheese aroma is offset by the slightly sweet, robust red wine. This symphony of flavor is finished off by the dulcet tones of the caramelized onion. Mouth. Watering.
Who said date nights have to be complicated? The easiest way to elevate pizza from a quick meal to fine dining is by pairing it with a wine that brings its intense flavors out of hiding. Top a cauliflower pizza crust with nutty gruyere, red-wine infused mushrooms and roasted garlic. Light a candle and pour two glasses of Maddalena. Your significant other will be pleased… and impressed.
As black is to clothes, french fries are to food. They go with everything. Similarly, a juicy Cabernet Sauvignon pairs just as well with light foods as a white wine. Serve your french fries with shaved Manchego cheese, lightly salted and drizzled in olive oil. This is the perfect side dish for a Caesar salad with grilled salmon. Make a big portion and invite your friends over for a weekend lunch under the sun. Serve with a chilled glass of Cabernet Sauvignon or one of our Cabernet Sauvignon cocktails.
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